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Dell Technologies has SA in its sights

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The newly-formed Dell Technologies will continue to invest in Africa, building on its significant presence in South Africa.
The new company, formed from Dell and EMC, officially came into being yesterday (7 September). It is being described as a new IT powerhouse that is set to redefine the market with its deep stack of products and solutions from Dell, EMC, VMware, RSA Virtustream and Pivotal.
Chairman and CEO Michael Dell points out that the combined company already posts significant revenues in South Africa, and believes there are still opportunities in this market as well as in the region as a whole.
“There are significant opportunities for growth on the continent,” he says. “We have made substantial investments in sub-Saharan Africa; and we have found that if we put in the investments in mission-critical support growth follows.
“We will make the investments that are commensurate with the opportunities.”
Dell Technology is a new family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information.
The combination creates a $74-billion market leader with an expansive technology portfolio that solves complex problems for customers in the industry’s fast-growing areas of hybrid cloud, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, platform-as-a-service, data analytics, mobility and cybersecurity.
Dell Technologies serves 98% of the Fortune 500 and comprises several market leading businesses. The two largest, and most well-known, are the Dell client solutions business and the Dell EMC infrastructure solutions business – both of which are supported by Dell EMC Services. In addition, Dell Technologies contains Boomi, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware. This unique structure combines the focus and innovation of a startup with the global scale and service of a large enterprise.
Dell Technologies’ scale will enable it to deliver more innovation and investment in R&D, sales and marketing, services and support and deliver more efficient and cost-effective solutions for customers. Furthermore, while the company will publicly report its financial results, it is privately controlled, enabling it to better focus investments on its customer and partner ecosystem over the long term.
Michael Dell comments: “We are at the dawn of the next industrial revolution. Our world is becoming more intelligent and more connected by the minute, and ultimately will become intertwined with a vast Internet of Things, paving the way for our customers to do incredible things. This is why we created Dell Technologies. We have the products, services, talent and global scale to be a catalyst for change and guide customers, large and small, on their digital journey.”
Dell Technologies blends Dell’s go-to-market strength with small business and mid-market customers and EMC’s strength with large enterprises and stands as a market leader in many of the most important and high-growth areas of the $2-trillion information technology market, including positions as a “Leader” in 20 Gartner Magic Quadrants and a portfolio of more than 20 000 patents and applications.
Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, comments: “Financial services is one of the first-movers in embracing technology to better serve our customers, and the next wave of digitalization continues a trend that’s been occurring my whole lifetime. As one of the world’s biggest users of Dell and EMC, we spend approximately $9-billion a year on technology, including infrastructure as well as cloud computing, big data analytics and cybersecurity. We make sure we spend wisely and select our partners very carefully.
“I’ve known Michael Dell for 30 years. He’s top notch, ethical, and deeply cares about everyone he works with – both internally at his company and across the industry. I’m thrilled for Michael and the new company, and we are eager to see everything they create in the future.”